The Boy that Makes me Sparkle! #SparkleWithDASANI #ad

My son makes me sparkle!

This post is brought to you by DASANI. All opinions are my own. What makes you sparkle? You know, something that gives you that gushy, happy feeling the moment you see it? For me, the main thing that makes me sparkle is my son. Even when he’s being a smarty pants, he still makes me feel so proud and happy that I could burst into a giant cloud of glitter. Talk about sparkle! Just look at the handsome little face of his! He’s so incredibly smart, funny and silly. He makes every day so much more interesting. Seriously, I have […] Read more »

Savoring the Summer with 5 Fun Family Traditions

Savor Summer with Dixie

This post is brought to you by Dixie. All opinions are my own. Are you excited that summer is finally almost here? I am! I cannot wait for my son’s last day of school. I’m so looking forward to sleeping in for two months. I think that’s probably my favorite part of summer. I love the lazy feeling of summer vacation. Even though we have a lot of birthdays- including mine!- they just don’t have the rushed, crazy feeling that the rest of the year brings. We start savoring our summer the moment Jacob gets off the bus the last […] Read more »

Tips to Make Your Family Move Less Stressful

Moving tips

  Moving is hard on everyone, especially your kids. They have to pack up the only world they’ve known and go to a place they are unfamiliar with. As a parent, you already know how stressful it can be on your kids and you want to help them with the transition any way you can. Having to move can be tough, but you can ease some of the burden on your family. Here are 4 tips you can use to help make the transition of moving a little easier on the whole family. 1.   Have a discussion So you’ve told […] Read more »

Off to Surgery, Wish me Luck! (Warning: Creepy Picture)

Winning is overrated

I’m actually writing this like a week before my surgery because I’m trying to schedule ahead. Right now, as you’re reading this, I am most likely in the OR getting my uterus yanked out. I’m good with it, I think. I mean, I better be, it’s a little late to change my mind! Seriously, I’m done having kids…couldn’t have them even if I wanted to. Still, it’s kind of weird to think that the possibility is completely gone now. So I was looking for a stock photo to use in this post, since I’m not going to show a picture […] Read more »

15 Quotes about Strength to Inspire You in Rough Times

Tears Harris

I have been going through some rough times lately in my life and haven’t been feeling very strong. The thing is, I’ve never really felt like a strong person. I give in way too easily, I forgive way too fast. I need to stand up for myself, need to make changes and good choices, but it’s hard when your heart pulls you in other directions than your brain. When I need inspiration, I love turning to inspiring quotes from others. Since I need inspiration to be strong, I thought quotes about strength. Take a look at 20 of my favorite […] Read more »

Why is the Divorce Rate Increasing?

judge hand with gavel

Bloomberg reports that “hard economic times” were to blame for the decrease in divorce rates during the economic recession, which began in June 2009 and lasted for 18 months. Since the end of the recession, divorce rates have increased at a startling rate. Approximately 2.4 million Americans divorced in 2012, and that number continued to rise throughout 2013.  During the recession, divorces were at a 40-year low! That means couples were staying together simply because the economy was down, and they couldn’t afford to break up. These surprising statistics have many Americans wondering: Just how expensive is a divorce?   […] Read more »

Wit & Wisdom: Humorous Quotes from Great Thinkers

Wise Yet Humorous Quotes

I love collecting quotes, as evidenced by the numerous quotes posts on the site. Some of my absolute favorites are witty sayings from incredibly wise people, like Mark Twain and Albert Einstein. To me, humorous quotes from wise people show the world that you can be absolutely brilliant while still being a bit silly at times. It also shows that humor is a profound way to get a point across. Take a look at a few of my favorite humorous quotes from some of the greatest thinkers of all time. Humorous Quotes from Great Thinkers Which of these is your […] Read more »

Pictures with my New Canon Rebel DSLR: Still Learning on Automatic!

Willow with Canon Rebel

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday post, but I am incapable of being “wordless.” You should know this by now. So did you really think I wasn’t going to say anything about these pictures? Second, I got a new camera! Yay! I FINALLY splurged and bought myself a Canon Rebel. I got the Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm IS II Lens and EOS HD Movie Mode (affiliate link). That’s a lot of words for a camera. It was (still is) on sale for $389. I figured it was time, since I want […] Read more »

Wordless Wednesday: My Life in cappuccino

Prue Cappuccino

I am so stinking amused by PhotoFunia, one of my favorite Window’s 8 apps for photo editing. When I found the cappuccino picture, I went a little nuts. I put EVERYONE in cappuccino! Take a look at a few of my favorites: Me and Sal in Cappuccino My dog, Cooper   My dog, Maia. My cat, Prue.   Freaking cool, right? Seriously, go get the Photofunia app and start putting things in cappuccino. It’s super fun!! Or, um, I just don’t have a life? Seriously, I’m easily amused, what can I say? Read more »